The Susan Schwinning Lab at Texas State University seeks a graduate student to examine spatial and taxonomic patterns of tree mortality in the aftermath of the 2011 Texas Drought event. The student will be member of an interdisciplinary team focused on studying Land Use/Land Cover Change in Texas. The team combines expertise in plant ecophysiology, hydrology/ecohydrology, vegetation modeling, remote sensing and GIS. The student is expected to travel across the state of Texas to collect mortality data across a wide range of vegetation types and edaphic conditions. Otherwise, the student is free to pursue any research project within the scope of the project. The position is funded by Texas State University through research and teaching scholarships.
For more information: Dr. Susan Schwinning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-245-3753